YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, 75, was airlifted to a Jackson hospital after an accident in Yazoo County.

Yazoo County Sheriff Jake Sheriff said the crash happened Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. near Wolf Lake outside of Yazoo City. According to Sheriff, Barbour dodged a dog in the road, lost control of his vehicle and overturned.

Barbour had to be removed from the overturned vehicle. Barbour had a cut on the side of his head and told emergency responders that his hip and left shoulder hurt, Sheriff said.

Sheriff said it appeared the former governor did not have any life-threatening injuries at the scene. However, he was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson.

Barbour is a Republican and served two terms as governor, from January 2004 to January 2012. His first term was shaped by Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed large swaths of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005.

Barbour helped secure billions of dollars from the federal government for Katrina recovery and was criticized for directing $570 million to a port expansion project instead of low-income housing.

Barbour was White House political director for President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997. Barbour was high-profile Washington lobbyist before becoming governor and returned to lobbying after leaving office.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.